Albayalde to face Senate amid issues hounding police force

(Eagle News)–Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde will face the joint Senate panel hearing the problems in the Bureau of Corrections amid issues hounding the police force.

In a statement, Albayalde said he would issue clarifications on allegations some policemen were involved in illegal drugs recycling to the Senate blue ribbon and justice panels.

“The PNP’s internal cleansing will be relentless and will continue on until all rogue cops especially those involved in illegal drugs will be weeded out from the service and charged in court,” Albayalde added.

There are rumors Albayalde was among those named by former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Benjamin Magalong as being behind the scheme in a Senate executive session.

No one has confirmed or denied the rumors, but the Senate has approved a motion for the contents of the executive session to be disclosed.

It was Senator Bato dela Rosa who had moved for the disclosure of the contents, citing the unfair dragging of Albayalde’s name.

Senator Bong Go has said President Rodrigo Duterte himself would reveal the names after “cross-checking” of the information.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino has said 53 law enforcers in active service were engaged in the illegal drugs recycling scheme.